The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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|1.||2009 blue bar Janssen cock, "Blue Miracle" family, right out of our breeding loft. One of his youngsters was among the money winners in this year's Long Island Challenge race. We'd like to keep him but we have found it necessary to let go of some of our breeders in order to make room for some recent purchases. Mike Ganus once published a photo of "Blue Miracle" with the headline "The Greatest Janssen Racing Pigeon in History ?". One may argue about that claim, but there is no doubt that "Blue Miracle" proved himself to be one of the very best. This cock, no. 171, has proven herself here as a prolific breeder and an excellent parent. He has "Blue Miracle" in his pedigree 3 times, and Granger's Diamond once. His sire is a grandson of "Blue Miracle" and "Houdini". Full pedigree. Price: $100|
SOLD2013 recessive opal check, late May hatch, appears to be a somewhat large hen, but there is no guarrantee on sex. I will be very surprised if it is not a hen. Full sibling to a 200-mile winner and multiple diploma winner, and also to another bird that placed 2nd @ 120 miles. Full pedigree. She/he is a combination of VanHee, Huysken-VanRiel, and my "chrome" family. Full pedigree. Price: $75-SOLD
|3.||Here it is, "The Blood of the Dragon". Occasionally I get inquiries from Racing Homer breeders who wish to purchase a Dragoon from me in order to cross it into their homers, usually hoping for a tougher, stronger pigeon. I have had some success myself flying birds that were 1/8 Dragoon and have won diplomas with them, including a first at 200 miles in 2012 OBs. So if you are one of those who would like to try some Dragoon genes, I have already made the first cross for you. Mate this pigeon to one of your homer hens, and try flying a few of the young, but save at least one for breeding and see how the next generation, which will be 1/8 Dragoon and 7/8 Homer, performs. For obvious reasons, no pedigree available. Price: $25|
|4.||2008 blue bar Janssen hen, "Blue Miracle" family, right out of our breeding loft. One of her youngsters was among the money winners in this year's Long Island Challenge race. We'd like to keep her but we have found it necessary to let go of some of our "more mature" breeders in order to make room for some recent purchases. Mike Ganus once published a photo of "Blue Miracle" with the headline "The Greatest Janssen Racing Pigeon in History ?". One may argue about that claim, but there is no doubt that "Blue Miracle" proved himself to be one of the very best. This hen, no. 5979, has proven herself here as a prolific breeder and an excellent parent. She has "Blue Miracle" in her pedigree 3 times, and Granger's Diamond twice. Also appearing in her background are "Champion 969", "Charel", "Super Crack 699", "015" and many others. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|5.||2008 red check cock, no. 1109. This is a 2008 late hatch cock that was purchased at the annual Indianapolis RPC young bird auction. Although unflown himself, he is a grandson of Mike Radkovic's "LAR", the first Indianapolis 600-mile day bird in over 50 years. He is Schelleken and Verbruggen on his sire's side and Schelleken/Janssen/VanLoon on his dam's side. Besides being a son of "LAR", his sire also raised a club and combine winner at 150 miles when mated to "The Packer Hen". "The Packer Hen" (AU 92 GBAY 7559) bred many winners; one of her offspring flew 600 miles as a yearling. 1109, when mated to a granddaughter of "LAR", raised us several consistent flyers, and he would still be in our breeding plans if it were not for the need for additional room in our breeding loft. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
2013 recessive opal bar. I am about 90% sure it is a hen, but not guaranteed at this point. This is a younger sibling (July hatch) of the bird listed as lot no. 2 above. See above for details on her breeding. Full pedigree.Price: $50
|7.||Sale Pending 2012 bronze hen. This hen is Hofkens(Hollywood)/Janssen/Trenton. She carries recessive red, and the bronze comes via the toy stencil factor, which is very rare in homers. Sire was bred for stock, but his mother flew 200 four times as a young bird and yearling, and sire flew 120 as a young bird. Dam was also bred for stock, but she is half Hollywood red. Pedigree back to 7 of the 8 great-grandparents. We can let her go because we are breeding out of her full sister. Full pedigree. Price: $35 - Sale Pending (JG)|
2011 white cock, down from the outstanding "white racer" family of Dennis Kuhn in Minnesota. This family has flown very well for Dennis, and we have a youngster from this family flying very consistently for us on our current young bird team. This is a beautiful medium-sized pigeon that just slips through your hand. You will love him once you see him in person. Unfortunately, we have no pedigreefor him; if we did, the price would be at least twice what is listed. Price: $50
|9.||2012 red splash cock, Hofkens/Janssen, inbred Hollywood. This appears to be a recessive red "drizzle". Sire is out of "The Red King" - Son of "Hollywood's Boy" and grandson of "Hollywood" himself. Ron Deisher, the breeder of "The Red King" says he is the "Absolute best male I ever bred from Hollywood's Boy." Sire's dam is "Scarlet", a daughter of "Hollywood's Boy" and "Europa's Dream." Dam is out of a recessive red cock that is inbred Hollywood and a faded khaki hen that is down from the outstanding Janssens of Pete Hogan of Hogan's Heroes Loft. Fully pedigreed.( If you need a mate for him, ask about the late hatch black hen out of our flyers, that carries the genefor recessive red.) Price: $50|
|10.||Sale Pending 2013 recessive red splash, Huysken-VanRiel hen. Sire was bred by Bob Tauscher of Ohio and is a grandson of a Denver Brewer cock. Dam was bred by Ron Deisher of Illinois out of a brother-sister mating of two birds that were children of Lou Coletta pigeons. Behind her are many of the Lou Coletta greats such as Miss Mercedes, Little Mercedes, Lou's Boy, Coco, Expresso, etc. Full pedigree on Dam's side; limited pedigree on sire's side. Price reduced: $50|
|11.||2012 Red phase recessive opal cock no. 144. Sire is full brother to a 200-mile winner. Parents are primarily VanHee and HVR. Dam carries the gene for barless, so there is also a 50% chance he carries it as well. This is a solid, well put together cockbird that is also very attractive. This is the nestmate to lot no. 13 below. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|12.||2013 barless blue cock. Although not visible in the photo he does have one white flight on the right wing. This is a grandson on his mother's side of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner, and the son of the cock listed above in lot no. 1. So he actually goes back to "The Iceman" on both sides. He definitely carries barless, and since his father carries dilute, there is a 50% chance he carries dilute as well. Sire was unflown, but dam was flown as a young bird and then stocked, as was his paternal grandsire. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|13.||Late hatch 2012 "cherry" cock, no. 145. ("Cherry" is also known as "extreme red phase recessive opal".) This pigeon is an almost perfect mimic for ash red, but it is NOT a red check; it will breed as a blue when mated to a bird that does not carry the opal/cherry mutation. He is on the small side for a cock, but he handles extremely well: great structure, tight vent, solid body. Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner and is my own family, which I have been developing over the last decade or more. My rare colors are bred for flying, not just for color. This is the nestmate to lot no. 11 above. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|14.||2012 Silver cock no. 2578 from the flying team. He was not raced as a young bird but was trained out to 50 miles several times. This year he flew 120 and 190 miles as an old bird. Sire is a race winner and also flew out to 300 miles as a young bird. Dam is Blue Miracle Janssen and is a daughter of "Houdini Junior." Full pedigree on dam's side; no background on sire's side. Price: $75|
|15.||Sale Pending AU 13 AA 36955 - Late hatch recessive red splash. Appears to be a hen, but is too young to guarantee sex. Sire is out of two grandchildren of "Hollywood". Dam is approximately 1/8 Meuleman and 7/8 "Hollywood", which makes this youngster almost full "Hollywood". Full pedigree. Bargain Priced at just $50. (Price will rise as bird matures.)|
|16.||2013 ”DeRoy” (recessive red almond) cock, bred from my race team. I would consider this a small-to-medium sized pigeonSire is an almond who flew 120 miles twice. He is about ¾ HVR. Dam is a recessive red that was unflown as a young bird but flew out to 190 miles as a yearling. She is a combination of “Hollywood”, Janssen and Meuleman. Mate this pigeon to any color and get approximately 50% almonds in both sexes; mate to a recessive red and get half-and-half recessive reds and Deroys. Full pedigree. Price: $100.|
|17.||AU 13 WCOF 3241 – Almond cock. This is a medium-sized young cock with great conformation that also feels very good in the hand. Sire is a spread recessive opal that carries barless and he is out of a full brother to “Snake River”, a 200-mile winner. Dam flew 6 races out to 250 miles and was 3rd club at 130 miles prior to being stocked. She is a full sister to two race winners that were also multiple diploma winners, and she is my foundation almond hen. She goes back to an outstanding Andalusian hen purchased from Pete Hogan in the early nineties. Full pedigree. Price: $100.|
|For additional birds, check out Swaney Acre Lofts. There you will find a nice collection of pigeons from both the "Hollywood" line of recessive red Hofkens as well as the outstanding "Creator" family of Wout Spierings of the Netherlands. Available are both strains "pure" and crossed, at very attractive prices.|